axel Alternatives

    axel is described as 'Axel tries to accelerate HTTP/FTP downloading process by using multiple connections for one file. It can use multiple mirrors for a download. Axel has no dependencies and is lightweight, so it might be useful as a wget clone on byte-critical systems' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to axel for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Firefox and BSD. The best alternative is Wget, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like axel are aria2 (Free, Open Source), Xtreme Download Manager (Free, Open Source), cURL (Free, Open Source) and Persepolis Download Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2020
    1. GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP(S) and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive command line tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.
    2. aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink.
    3. Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save videos from video sharing sites and integration with ANY browser.
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      cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols with URL syntax: supporting FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE.
    4. Persepolis Download Manager is utility for download easier and faster with aria2 and improved it. - It supports HTTP(S) & FTP. - Persepolis configures aria2 automatically for maximum speed and it have a GUI for using easier.
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    5. EagleGet is a free all-in-one download manager; it can be integrated to Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, offering support for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocol as well as popular online video websites.

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      The installer may contain other softwares, like EagleGet iNewTab. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    6. This is an experimental Firefox 57 download manager with multithreading support. It can download files with multiple connections to the server. Depending on the network condition, this may increase the download speed.
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    7. Ant Download Manager is a fast and easy downloader of any internet files. Advanced support of video services (YouTube, FB, VKontakte, Rutube, etc...). - Free version with functional limitations
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    8. KGet is a versatile and user-friendly download manager for KDE. By default it is the download manager used for Konqueror, but can also be used with Mozilla Firefox. KGet is part of the KDE Network package and can download files from FTP, HTTP(S) and BitTorrent sources.
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